Alice Drummond

Highest Rated: 100% Where's Poppa? (1970)
Birthday: May 21, 1929
Birthplace: Not Available
Character actress Alice Drummond built a solid background in theater before regularly playing interesting older ladies in film and television. During the '60s, she played Nurse Jackson on the gothic TV series Dark Shadows. Her early work was mostly confined to the stage, though, and by 1970 she had earned a Tony nomination for her performance in The Chinese & Dr. Fish. During the '80s she appeared in many feature films and television shows, usually in roles like eccentric old ladies on Night Court. One of her most recognizable parts was the librarian who is chased by a ghost through the New York Public Library in the opening scene of Ghostbusters. During the '90s, she got a few more substantial roles, like a patient in Awakenings and Ray Finkle's mother in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. She found meager success with independent comedy dramas in the late '90s, starting with Adrienne Shelly's I'll Take You There. In 2001 she played Aunt Millie in Tom Rice's The Rising Place and in 2003 she was Grandma Dottie in Peter Hedges' Pieces of April. Drummond died in 2016, at age 88.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
7% Furry Vengeance Mrs. Martin $17.7M 2010
25% After.Life Mrs. Hutton 2010
20% Motherhood Edith $50.6K 2009
80% Doubt Sister Veronica $33.5M 2008
No Score Yet Chronic Town Elizabeth 2008
No Score Yet Oprah Winfrey Presents: Mitch Albom's 'For One More Day' Rose 2007
10% House of D Mrs. Brevoort $0.4M 2004
84% Pieces of April Grandma Dottie $2.5M 2003
13% The Rising Place Older Millie Hodge 2002
65% Joe Gould's Secret Helen 2000
33% The Love Letter Postal Clerk 1999
No Score Yet Earthly Possessions Old Woman in Jalopy 1999
43% I'll Take You There Stella 1999
12% Office Killer Dorine's Mother 1997
72% In & Out Aunt Susan 1997
5% 'Til There Was You Harriet 1997
24% Commandments Mrs. Mann 1997
88% Walking and Talking Amelia's Neighbor, Betsy 1996
41% To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar Clara 1995
67% Jeffrey Grandma Rose 1995
44% I.Q. Dinner guest 1994
91% Nobody's Fool Hattie 1994
No Score Yet Daybreak Anna 1993
No Score Yet Money for Nothing Mrs. Breen 1993
47% Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Mrs. Finkle 1993
88% Awakenings Lucy 1990
39% Tales from the Darkside: The Movie Carolyn 1990
13% Animal Behavior Site Committee 1989
85% Running on Empty Mrs. Powell 1988
65% Funny Farm Mrs. Dinges 1988
67% The House on Carroll Street Woman at Hearing 1988
No Score Yet The Suicide Club Actor 1987
97% Ghostbusters (1984 Original) Librarian 1984
56% The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Governor's Secretary 1982
75% Eyewitness Mrs. Deever 1981
No Score Yet Hide In Plain Sight Mrs. Novack 1980
No Score Yet Sanctuary of Fear Grace 1979
80% King of the Gypsies Zharko's Nurse 1978
No Score Yet Man on a Swing Mrs. Dawson 1974
No Score Yet Particular Men Mrs. Ewing 1972
100% Where's Poppa? Woman in Elevator 1970

TV

CREDIT
87% Boston Legal
2004-2008
Lydia Tuffalo
  • 2005
No Score Yet The Jury
2004
Hannah Francis
  • 2004
66% Spin City
1996-2002
Miss Spencer
  • 2000
No Score Yet Grace Under Fire
1993-1998
Nana Lil
  • 1994
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Zelda
  • 1994
No Score Yet Night Court
1984-1992
Mavis Tuttle Miss Beeker
  • 1987
  • 1984
40% Frannie's Turn
1992
Rosa Escobar

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